SZA released a new music video, ‘Kill Bill,’ inspired by Tarantino, and featured American actress Vivica A. Fox. In the brand-new music video for SZA’s album “SOS,” directed by Christian Breslauer, the actor plays the role of the singer’s driver. Watch the music video below.
London Alley, a company that also worked on “Industry Baby” by Lil Nas X and “thank u next” by Ariana Grande, produced the “Kill Bill” video.
The video features a curved sword SZA seeking vengeance on a violent ex-lover, heavily referencing the Quentin Tarantino movie of the same name. In a second scene set to the SOS song “Seek & Destroy,” SZA is seen hanging naked from the ceiling while shackled with shibari, an ornamental Japanese bondage.
Details about ‘Kill Bill,’ by SZA
“Kill Bill” is the third song of the album SOS to get a music video, following “Nobody Gets Me” and “Shirt.” Beginning on February 21, SZA will set out on a North American tour to promote the record.
The short film, which is a little over five minutes long, draws inspiration from two volumes of Quentin Tarantino’s martial arts films, which were released in 2003 and 2004. Fox played Jeanie Bell/Vernita Green/Copperhead in “Kill Bill: Volume One (” 1″) and Two (“2,”), and she reprises the role for a brief cameo in the new video, which has many action-packed callbacks to the movie.
The video begins with a nod to Budd’s trailer before replicas of some of the movie’s most memorable scenes follow, including O-anime Ren’s collection and the fight with the Crazy 88 in the House of the Blue Leaves. The smoldering “Seek & Destroy,” another “SOS” classic, comes on as the clip ends. (A little snippet of “Nobody Gets Me” is played at the beginning.)
After Ctrl in 2017, SZA’s second studio album, SOS, became her first No. one album. The new LP’s 23 songs include Travis Scott, Don Toliver, Phoebe Bridgers, and samples of the late Ol’ Dirty Bastard and Björk. ThankGod4Cody, Jeff Bhasker, Carter Lang, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Benny Blanco, Jay Versace, and Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins were among the producers SZA enlisted for SOS.
The “Kill Bill” video was first made available early on Tuesday afternoon, but it was quickly taken down and published again an hour later. SZA tweeted, “Lmao, it’s going to come back soon. Just everyone pretends to be shocked when it happens, please.”
Lmao it’s going back up shortly . Just everyone act surprised when it does please 😭🆘 #KILLBILL— SZA (@sza) January 11, 2023
On December 29, SZA unveiled the first teaser for the music video, which featured the R&B singer zipping up a crimson motorcycle jacket and sheathing a samurai sword.
The violent confessional “Kill Bill” is narrated from the perspective of an envious former lover.
SZA appeared as a musical guest on Saturday Night Live on December 3. Her stage backdrop formally announced her album release date while she performed “Blind” and “Shirt” on the program. In a digital sketch, SZA also sang about adoring “big boys.”
SZA in the music video for ‘Kill Bill.’ pic.twitter.com/CWoXIvE9WU— Pop Base (@PopBase) January 11, 2023
“SOS,” released on December 9, has topped the Billboard 200 for a month, while as of January 9, “Kill Bill” is ranked third on the Hot 100. The album’s first week in the United States had 318,000 album copies sold (the fifth-largest debut week of 2022), and it received 405 million on-demand streams, which made it the second-largest streaming week in the history of female artist albums.
Variety praised SZA’s ability to make “sex, danger, and joy so daringly airy and buoyant” in their album review, saying, “‘SOS’ isn’t only a statement piece: It’s nearly a new bible of abstract contemporary soul.”
SZA’s Upcoming Arena tour Begins in February
SZA’s 2023 North American Tour, SOS, the schedule has been made available. On February 21, it is scheduled to leave from Columbus and end in Vancouver after stopping in Toronto, Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta, Detroit, Oakland, Seattle, Boston, New York, and Vancouver. It will then come to an end in Los Angeles.
The R&B singer will perform at an arena for the first time in February, with Omar Apollo serving as support.
The tour begins on February 21 in Columbus, Ohio, and ends in Los Angeles on March 22, respectively. SZA will perform in arenas, including the Madison Square Garden in New York City and the United Center in Chicago.